2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 6 - AVIATION
Section 6:1-29 - Powers and duties of the commissioner; adoption of rules, regulations and orders
6:1-29. Powers and duties of the commissioner; adoption of rules, regulations and orders
Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, the Commissioner of Conservation and Economic Development shall promote progress and education in and shall have supervision over aeronautics within this State, including, but not by way of limitation, the avigation, flight and operation of aircraft, the establishment, location, maintenance, operation, size, design, repair, management and use of airports, landing fields, landing strips, heliports and helistops, sport parachuting centers, air markings and other avigational facilities, and the establishment, operation, management and equipment of fixed base operators. The commissioner may adopt and promulgate reasonable rules, regulations and orders regulating air traffic and establishing minimum standards for aircraft, pilots, fixed base operators, airports, landing fields, landing strips, heliports and helistops, sport parachuting centers, air markings and all avigational facilities within the State and establishing minimum altitudes of flight commensurate with the needs of public safety, the safety of persons operating or using aircraft and the safety of persons and property on the ground, and to develop and promote aeronautics within this State. The commissioner shall have power to promulgate and adopt any reasonable rules and regulations that may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act in the interest of public safety and the development of aeronautics in this State.
The rules, regulations and orders of the commissioner shall be kept in conformity as nearly as may be with the laws, rules and regulations of the United States Government concerning aeronautics. The commissioner, the Director of Resource Development, the Chief, Bureau of Aeronautics, the supervisory inspector and designated members of said Bureau of Aeronautics shall be peace officers and have authority to make arrests and issue a summons and complaint for violations of the provisions of this act, or any acts amendatory hereof or supplementary hereto, or of any rules, orders and regulations established thereunder. The commissioner may employ such expert assistance as he shall deem necessary to perform his duties under this act.
L.1938, c. 48, p. 130, s. 10. Amended by L.1952, c. 201, p. 716, s. 2; L.1966, c. 100, s. 1, eff. June 14, 1966.